‘Belle’ is Truly Beautiful
By Ben Konuch
“Gales of song, guide me through the storm. Let the melody lift me high, I’ll be me.”
"Belle”, simply put, is a beautiful film. Gorgeously animated, wonderfully written, and with stunning original songs, “Belle” swept me up into its world of style, emotion, and heart. Part coming-of-age story, part teen drama and part musical with a pinch of science fiction, this anime feature was loosely based on the story of Beauty and the Beast. While some may be wary of this ...
A Phenomenal Anime Project: Ranking the ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Episodes
By Nick Ratliff
“Star Wars: Visions” is a new anime anthology series consisting of nine episodes, each made by a different animation studio. I recommend watching these episodes in Japanese with English subtitles, as the English voice acting gets a little choppy and awkward at times. Some episodes have better animation than others but overall, most of them were well-realized and aesthetically pleasing. It’s important to note these stories are not canon in the “Star Wars” universe. ...